Eszter Szonyi

Eszter joined PPMI as a researcher in September 2018. Her main research interests include education policy (especially educational segregation), gender equality, as well as social inclusion and equal opportunities. Her education in sociology and nationalism studies gave her the opportunity to learn and acquire different perspectives and approaches to various issues within the field of social science. Prior to joining PPMI, Eszter gained experience as an independent researcher in Budapest.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: education policy, gender equality and intersecting inequalities
  • Methods: quantitative and qualitative research methods, including surveys, data analysis with SPSS, desk research



  • MA in Ethnic and Minority Policy (Nationalism Studies), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2017
  • Exchange semester (Erasmus), Tilburg University, Netherlands, 2013
  • BA in Sociology, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, 2015



  • Gender Equality Index in the EU Member States: policy context and statistical analysis (EIGE, ongoing)
  • Network of Experts on the Social Dimension of Education and Training (NESET): Analytical report on multilingual language education in Europe (DG EAC, ongoing)
  • Country factsheets for the EU Member States for the Gender Equality Index 2019 (EIGE, February 2019 - June 2019)
  • Foresight study ‘Prospective Report on the Future of Assessment in Primary and Secondary Education’ (European Commission, DG EAC, December 2018 – December 2019)
  • Science and scientific culture as an educational challenge (European Parliament, CULT Committee, December 2018 – February 2019)
  • Study to design and carry out a nation-wide study on the profiles of children with low-learning levels (UNICEF Uzbekistan, 2018)
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